Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins
When I was a young girl I did not know what a poached egg was. We were raised on a farm where we got fried or scrambled eggs because there were too many of us to get special treatment. So we all got the same thing. I figure there are some out there who do not know how to poach an egg.
- Use an egg poacher and follow manufacturers directions.
- ~~~~~~OR Fill a small skillet with water.
- Bring water to a full boil.
- Reduce heat to just below simmering.
- Add 1 teaspoon vinegar.
- Break egg carefully into water.
- If white spreads, push it toward center with a spoon.
- Cook for approximately 4 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
- Remove egg with a slotted spoon.
- Serve on English muffin or toast.
Once the water is simmering, stir the water several times in a clock-wise or anti-clockwise direction, (one or the other) to create a 'whirlpool'. Drop the eggs one by one into this whirlpool and they will stay rounded in shape.
Turned out PERFECT. I consider myself a good cook but have always struggled with poached eggs. Not anymore! Thanks a bunch!!!
I add salt to the boiling water, to help hold the whites together while poaching. Great eggies!